How to Prevent, Repair Rock Salt Damage on Lawns

The debate over rock salt is a slippery slope. More than 25 million metric tons of rock salt are dumped onto roads, sidewalks, and driveways every year to de-ice them. While these de-icing salts make life safer for motorists and pedestrians, they have the unintended consequence of damaging lawns. Most of the time, salt damage […]

5 Native Plants for Easy Gardening in Phoenix, AZ

Phoenix residents are actively seeking to preserve the natural landscape and its native plants. In addition to helping sustain our environment, these plants thrive in an arid climate and surround our homes with bursts of color and artistic shapes. Some native varietes are great plants to plant around a pool as well. We are spotlighting […]

Grass Around Pools

Just picture it: getting out of the pool and walking around on soft, green grass instead of hard, hot pavement. It seems like a good idea — but there are some things to think about when it comes to poolside grass. Will the pool water affect the grass? How do I keep grass clippings out […]

8 Grass Alternatives to Consider

From prehistoric romps on the savannah to aristocratic strolls in the 17th century, humans have always had a romance with a grass lawn. When it comes to landscapes, the turfgrass yard is as American as apple pie. But times are changing. Between mowing, watering, and fertilizing, the American dream that includes a picture-perfect lawn has […]

Best Ground Covers for Your Yard

Ground covers are the unsung heroes of your yard and garden. They fill in bare areas where grass won’t grow, provide us with low-maintenance areas, and give us green leaves in the winter months. They can also offer carpets of blooms that attract pollinators and bring us joy. The mastermind behind Epic Gardening, Kevin Espíritu, […]

Grass Driveways: Why, How to Build One

Forget the rules about not driving on the grass. One of the newest trends is a green driveway — where the grass and the hardscape work together to create erosion control, flood prevention, and landscaping harmony. In other words, it looks good, and it’s good for you. Here are some tips on how and when […]